April 28th, 2006

Chris Keeley

Trying to Prevent an Attack on Iran

TO: Distinguished Recipients
 FM: John Whitbeck

 This is a worthy initiative, suitable for circulation as a "chain letter".

 ----- Original Message -----
 From: "Phyllis Bennis" <pbennis2@cs.com>

Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 3:38 AM
 Subject: Please help me reach the Security Council and prevent an invasion
 of Iran

 Dear friends,

 As you know, the U.S. is escalating its threats -- including threats of a
 nuclear strike -- against Iran. On April 28 the United Nations Security
 Council will receive a report from the UN's nuclear watchdog agency, the
 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It is likely the IAEA report
 will repeat what it has said earlier: that despite some unanswered
questions, there is no evidence Iran has diverted nuclear production to a
 weapons program.
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Chris Keeley

Speculation Increases Over Rove Indictment in CIA Leak Case

Speculation Increases Over Rove Indictment in CIA Leak Case
In Washington, speculation is increasing White House aide Karl Rove will be the next person charged in the CIA leak case. On Wednesday, Rove spent more than three hours appearing before the grand jury investigating the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame. It was Rove’s fifth grand jury appearance. MSNBC is reporting Rove was questioned about his previous failure to disclose he had spoken about Plame to a reporter for Time Magazine. Several analysts said the questioning suggests the grand jury is preparing an indictment on perjury charges. Lawyers in the case expect a decision within the next few weeks.
Chris Keeley

If you sell it in euros, it means that people will then want to buy euros in order to trade for oil,

Has Global Oil Production Reached Maximum Capacity? A Debate on Peak Oil
Friday, April 28th, 2006

With the price of oil soaring to record highs and oil companies reporting record profits, many are asking whether the world has reached peak oil production. Peak oil occurs when half of all existing oil has been pulled from the ground. Some experts believe we are at peak now while others disagree. We host a debate on the issue with Julian Darley of the Post Carbon Institute and Michael Lynch of the Strategic Energy & Economic Research. Collapse )